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The Voice of Canada’s Investment Funds Industry

Why Invest?

Saving means not spending some of your money. People save money to make a large purchase, to have money on hand in case something goes wrong (such as losing a job), or to invest.

Investing means putting your savings to work—earning interest, dividends or capital gains—so that your money will grow.

There are many different ways to invest, such as buying shares of a company in the stock market or through real estate.

Mutual funds are a favourite choice of many Canadians. Your financial advisor can help you decide if they’re right for you.

Four ways to increase your financial assets

Four ways to increase your financial assets

Here are some basic tips to help you on your journey to build a secure financial future.

Will you be financially ready for retirement?

Will you be financially ready for retirement?

In your Golden Years, do you expect your life to be golden? What will your financial needs be?

What are mutual funds and investment funds?

What are mutual funds and investment funds?

The most common type of investment fund is a mutual fund.

Your grandfather probably couldn’t do this

Your grandfather probably couldn’t do this

Today, about one-third of Canadian households invest in mutual funds.

When you buy a mutual fund, what do you actually own?

When you buy a mutual fund, what do you actually own?

When you buy units in a mutual fund, you actual own (indirectly) a piece of the companies in which the fund invests.

Financial advice could increase your wealth

Financial advice could increase your wealth

Canadian research shows that having a financial advisor helps people increase their wealth.